Simply Red’s frontman Mick Hucknall slams BDS as he arrives in Israel

“With their hundreds of millions of fans, artists and pop icons have enormous power to influence public opinion across the world and are increasingly becoming the weapon of choice in the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Jewish homeland.” (Lana Melman)

This is exactly what happened to Simply Red’s frontman Mick Hucknall, who has a scheduled concert in Israel today. Just days before his show, cultural boycott activists used their so common tool to intimidate the British singer, songwriter with photoshopped splashes and memes, pressuring him to cancel his show in Tel Aviv.

Simply Red targeted by BDS

Simply Red targeted by BDS

 

Hucknall, not only arrived in Tel Aviv and shared it publicly on his official Twitter account but he also openly slammed BDS in the most amazing way:

Greetings from Tel Aviv. A view from the front line of our Western Democracy. pic.twitter.com/ir67V8IrOD

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

pic.twitter.com/Yjx8spgfJr

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

At least Im in the best company.. #TelAvivhttps://t.co/wCcRCSc0xU

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

Oh and.. pic.twitter.com/ZAdD9uASpR

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

Ooh look! BDS Activists to Carlos Santana: Don’t Play in Israel https://t.co/aypsGS8KoD

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

Ouch! https://t.co/4eodUaNscN

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

Phew! And yes, my maternal Grandmother was Jewish.. Goodnight all and shalom!

— Mick Hucknall (@mjhucknall) June 13, 2016

 

Simply Red, the British soul and pop band that has sold more than 50 million albums since the mid 1980s, last played in Israel in 1992.

Kudos to the band to stand up and Liberate Art!

Lana Melman